Sunday, April 19, 2009

Men To Boys

Urban Leadership Institute (ULI) and IYAGO Entertainment present the “Men II Boys Film and Lecture Tour”, a distinguished lecture series featuring LaMarr Darnell Shields, noted professor and author of the inspirational book “101 Things Every Boy/Young Man of Color Should Know” and Janks Morton an award winning documentarian and producer of the critically acclaimed “What Black Men Think”.

The “Men II Boys Film and Lecture Tour” is a series of community discussions on Black Male Development encouraging dialogue, strategies and solutions relating to the challenges of boys and young men of color. The event consists of a screening of “Men II Boys”, discussion, readings and book signings.

LaMarr Darnell Shields wrote ‘101 Things Every Boy/Young Man of Color Should Know’ to address the issues, problems and concerns of boys and young men of color seek advice on. This page turning Resource will inspire every boy of color to do their best.

In his award winning film “What Black Men Think”, Janks Morton opened new doors for open and honest dialogue amongst Black Men and Women. By shattering myths, stereotypes and misperceptions about Black Male Identity, the film attracted national and international media recognition by refuting the oft-quoted myth of more black men being incarcerated than in colleges and universities. Morton is Confident that he will continue the series of urgent and necessary dialogue through Men II Boys. “I Believe that too often the more challenging and less desirable behaviors we observe in young men of color are a direct result of the non-interaction between fathers and sons,” says Morton.

“Men II Boys” is 42 minute documentary featuring Congressman Elijah E. Cummings; NFL Player Daniel Wilcox (Baltimore Ravens); Freeman A. Hrabowski III, President of University of Maryland Baltimore County; and TV Personality & Activist Jeff Johnson (BET) capturing men from all walks of life, delivering words of wisdom or jewels, as a resource for boys and young men of color as they ascend to manhood.

While “101 Things Every Boy/Young Man of Color Should Know” provides the page turning resource needed today, “Men II Boys” concurrently brings these pages to life to communicate critical information on film.


Next Screening

May 1st, 2009

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Dillard University

New Orleans, LA

Hosted By: COSEBOC

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